help wanted

Hey Guys... Reblog this please?

I’ve been struggling with finding a job still. I haven’t had the best of luck with that.
But of course! I’m not giving up. Just feeling really down in the dumps because nothing is really stable yet.

My phone bill for the month is coming up and I sitll have about $504+ left to pay off for this deductible. I would really ike to earn up to about $300-$400 for the month. Commissions have really fallen under and I haven’t really gotten any stable income whatsoever. And of course I don’t want to get fined or have additional fees to pay for.

Right now, I’ll do commissions for $20 for single character, full colored and full bodied, like this:

NSFW is something that I do not mind doing if asked, but the prices may increase more if that’s the case. If you’re interested, just send me a message on tumblr or at my email, the9divinearts@gmail.com.

I know I tend to post a lot about opening commissions and all but I want art to become my job, something that’s income for me. And I’m making only about $30 a month on Patreon, which can cover maybe a few necessities but right now I literally only have $14 in my bank account.
Please help if you can!!!!

We’re always looking for people to join our team, so if you’re interested to help out and you have time, just drop us a line here on Tumblr or via e-mail.

Short description of these positions:

Proofreader -Their job is to check the text of the translation and make sure it runs smoothly, make sense, etc.

General Requirement: Know and understand English and its grammar rules. People with creativity and a huge vocabulary are very welcome.

Cleaner -They take the raw and make sure that the image is properly leveled, rotated, resized, etc. Also, their job is to remove the text so the Typesetter can insert the translation.

General Requirement: Has access to Photoshop or similar program (preferably Photoshop especially if you don’t have previous experience)

Typesetter - Inserts the English text in the cleaned raw.

General Requirement: Has access to Photoshop.

Training someone to be a Cleaner or Typesetter takes a considerable amount of time and energy so please only apply if you’re serious about this and you have time! ^^

Reblogging also helps! Thanks!

Voice Acting Casting Call

As I’m restarting the portraits, characters, and redoing parts of the game, I realized that I am in need of voices for some of the other major characters. In order to avoid spoilers/etc, none of these characters will be named. They’ll be given nicknames to avoid confusion.

In order to audition, either send a demo reel or some samples of the voices/noises listed below to nedrasdeveloper@gmail.com. This project will not be using full lines but rather the sound effects like in Mad Father and Pocket Mirror. It is important to note, this is a volunteer project. Additional sounds may be needed. Voice actors will have the option to beta test as well.

= Odile =
Female
“Odile” should have a lifeless sounding voice that is very soft spoken. When she is angry, her voice becomes stronger and coarser.

1. Sigh (Annoyed)
2. “Hmph!”
3. “Tsk.”
4. Distressed/Crazy Laughing (Need one that’s quiet and another one that’s loud.) [If you need examples look up Higurashi laugh collection!]
5. Quiet Sobbing
6. Distressed Screaming 
7. Distressed Sobbing

The “Odile” voice accounts for two different characters.

= Odette =
Female
“Odette” should have a normal sounding voice. I’m not looking for anything too specfic for her voice, so it’s very open in terms of choosing the audition voice.

1. Huh? (Confused)
2. Sigh (Annoyed)
3. Distressed/Crazy Laughing (Need one that’s quiet and another one that’s loud.) [If you need examples look up Higurashi laugh collection!]
4. Quiet Sobbing
5. Happy Laugh
6. Quiet Sobbing
7. Angry Grunt (I’ll find an example if one is needed.)

The “Odette” voice accounts for two different characters.

= Anabel =
Female
“Anabel” should have a high pitched cheerful voice. Think of the moe sounding characters you’d hear.

1. “Huh?” (Need one that’s confused and another one that’s sad.)
2. “Ah!” (Need one that’s surprised and another one that’s scared.)
3. Scared Shriek
4. “Hmph!” (Annoyed)
5. Smug Laugh (Can be quiet, loud, or crazy. Just make it memorable!)
6. Quiet Sobbing 

The “Anabel” voice accounts for one character.

…And that’s all! The total voices that needed to be cast are five roles. Any of the people who audition and get said role, will be listed in the team page as one of the said voices. They will also get credited in the read me file with whatever links they want. Once the game is released you will be credited with the proper name of your character. Thank you so much if you have any interest and thank you so much if you read to here as well! 

Silmarillion Project Help

As some of you well know, this semester I am attending a lecture class called the ‘Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien’. As expected, we have a finale project at the end of the semester in which we are supposed to present. Such must of course relate in some mannerism to Tolkien’s life or his works.

For myself, I have decided to discuss the dynamics between Morgoth and Sauron, primarily their roles as Dark Lords. The presentation within itself is to explore the differences between their approach and ultimately strive to answer the question– could it be argued that one is more dangerous than the other?

As some of you know, an often disputed conversation is a quote found within the Silmarillion when Sauron is first introduced stating; “–and was only less evil than his master in that for long he served another and not himself.” It is obvious from a logical approach, Sauron cannot be more powerful (or even equal) to the authority of Melkor, as being a maiar; he is physically weaker to that of a Valar, especially one that is ‘mightiest among the Ainur

However, as directed in the Silmarillion; “In all the deeds of Melkor the Morgoth upon Arda, in his vast works and in he deceits of his cunning, Sauron had a part–” Sauron’s influence in Melkor’s dominance over Arda cannot be disputed or discredited. But as we are evidently shown throughout the legendarium, Sauron was no master of war. Where as Morgoth could easily designate with brute force, his servant had to turn towards charm and manipulation for gain.

Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to discuss the basis of Chaotic Evil vs Lawful Evil. Such is where I would love to have your thoughts and/or opinnions upon this topic for I do not believe there is an honest answer here. 

Some may believe that Sauron came closer to achieving the conquering of Middle Earth in the 6,000 years he reigned from the Second to Third Age then Melkor managed to accomplish in the 50,000 years that was the First Age. However, an argument could be poised that Sauron faced a lesser competition, with the glory of the elves fading and the Valar retreating from this world. After all, Morgoth did manage to hold superiority for 50,000 years. 

But what do you all think? Is the brutality of Morgoth more deserving of the accreditation of a Dark Lord or do you believe in the slyness of Sauron proved a much more deadly advisory? Feel free to comment on this post or even reblog with your ideas or simply share to help spread the word! After all, asking yourself who’d be worse to deal with is a lot left up to opinion then an honest answer and because of that– I need opinions for this presentation!

- Ardie

Welcome Wellies, to the Samwell Student Union

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us while the page was under construction. Come check out our lovely site, thanks to a banner (above) by @wheeloffortune-design​ and theme assistance from @jckzimmermanns​. For those who have not heard of us before, here’s what we’re trying to do:

A wonderful thing has happened: the Check, Please! Fandom is getting quite large! However, that means many people have said they are missing events and groups because they aren’t following the right people to see the post.The goal of the Student Union is to centralize these things. We will also reblog the posts of events/networks, but we also have permanent pages where you can easily see what is going on without scrolling forever.

What does Samwell Student Union Have?

  • Community Calendar Shows the dates of Fic Exchanges, Big Bangs, Character/Ship Fests, Meet-Ups, Ngozi’s Con appearances, etc in one place.
  • Clubs Lists Check, Please! oriented networks that fans can join!
  • Resource Center Lists other fan resources
  • Maybe more! If you have an idea for something that is not covered by these (and not already in one of the resources) send us an ask

If you know of anything that should be added to our pages please send an ask or put @samwellstudentunion in the relevant post!

Finally, we could still use a little bit more help, SPECIFICALLY if you have an idea how to get the calendar page to work well on mobile. Please send an ask or contact one of the mods directly.

Want to have a hand in game development?

Hi everyone! I’ve been a lurker in the RPG community for many years now and recently I’ve decided to put in my all to making my game a reality rather than an idea.

For those who have stumbled on this title for the first time: Desiderium is a mystery, non-combative game made in RPG Maker 2003 that follows Suong, a girl who could only recall her name, and Hau, a boy who also seems a bit lost in the strange inn they found themselves in.

Having this game planned out for years, I really want to get this game done and shared with the community, but there’s no way I can do it alone. So I’m seeking out volunteers that are willing to be as dedicated to the project as I am to make this game possible! Please note that this game is non-monetary, so I cannot compensate you for your time, but I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart if you do decide to lend a hand.

While artist is a bit broad, I’m looking for artists to help in pixel art and conceptual/promotional artwork! Pixel art is more of a priority as that is the style for all in-game talk sprites and CGs. As for artwork, I’m leaning towards any artists with a anime-esque style and/or that are familiar with environment and world building.

Music is what sets the mood of the game, and I would love to have Desiderium to have it’s own unique sounds! Looking for mainly calm, mysterious, and even creepy music! Most compositions will be used for ambiance and situational/character themes.

Programmers are the backbone of any game. I’m not too confidant having things go the way I imagine it to, let alone using RPG Maker. So anyone that knows their way around RPG Maker 2003 or any RPG Maker is welcomed! This is probably the role that will REALLY need to dedicate their time to this. We’ll both be working on the maps and events as well as making the aesthetic of this game work. I have open arms to beginners like me that want to take part as long as they’re willing!


And finally, for all applications, please fill the following to the email: desideriummrpg@gmail.com:

  • Your name
  • How much time you have to dedicate to the game (a rough weekly estimate and even your daily schedule works!)
  • Examples of your work
  • Projects you have participated in (if any)

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, feel free to forward it through email or through the askbox! Don’t be afraid to send in your portfolio even if you don’t hit all the points!  Applications will close on June 16th, 2017.

Thank you all for reading! All reblogs are appreciated and thank you everyone for showing interest in my game! 。・゚ヾ(✦థ ェ థ)ノ。゚・。

THANK YOU!

(WE ARE NO LONGER LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT OUR DAZZLING TEAM HERE

Keep in mind that this is solely for volunteers meaning no cash can be given. I apologize if this is an inconvenience to anyone.

Your work will be fully credited. That being your name at the top of a document within the demo and full game files, a shoutout/meet the team mention on this blog under (TEAM), and your name/handle in the end credits of the game.

Cadeau is in need of proper CG’s, character busts, and sprites! With an artist, this will be possible– and we’ll be able to get rid of the ugly placeholders and fill them with beautiful artwork provided by you!

If you are an artist that can draw characters in an anime/manga-esque style, (think Sailor Moon or Yuri On Ice), and/or can draw environments and objects– then please come forward!

I am versatile regarding style, high or low detail– minimal or lots of shading– however thick lines are not exactly ideal. If you aren’t sure, then please send me a message! I would absolutely love to see your work.

Shown by this cool kid awkwardly grasping a violin– musicians need to come forward!

Cadeau is sounding a bit dull without a proper soundtrack! A musician will fill Cadeau with riveting songs that will raise emotion where it’s needed most, and leave us all with beautiful sounds to listen to even after we finish the game!

You will be asked for about 3 10-12 second loops, and perhaps 3-5 full songs.

If you can produce classical/fairytale like music, (for example: Kevin Macleod’s Fairytale Waltz) then please step forward!

Cadeau has a range of characters that need voices of their own! I am looking for little sounds, like laughter and gasps that will give our cast some extra life.

I am looking for 2 childish “feminine” Medium-toned and higher-toned.

& 1 childish “boyish” voice. Higher-toned.

(For more info on what voices are needed, please PM me or email me at the following. I want to keep character information discreet.)

For applications/questions message me at:

@project-charlottesdream

or email me at projectcharlottesdream@gmail.com 

Before messaging me, please keep in mind that I will need an example of your work. That being a few pieces of yours or a link to your website/blog where I can browse your work. 

Thank you so much for following the development of Cadeau!

YO

If you’re in Austin, TX or the surrounding area, I’m requesting your help!

If you have or are dying to write a piece about music– either a critique, a review of a show you attended recently, musings, etc.– please pass it along (especially if it’s pertaining to punk/hardcore/rap/hip-hop)! I’m looking to compile a zine-like thing that can start to fully develop and take shape into something more solid and steady in the next year.

Let’s start doing cool shit please! :-)

edit: feel free to pass them along thru email to yungbratty@outlook.com

I am the case manager for middle school ASD kids and I teach a group of them who have trouble being in the regular classroom for a number of reasons (mostly social anxiety related), so I get to teach all the subjects.  My social studies choice for the year is geography and world cultures.

Can people help me find resources for indigenous American and Australian/Maori/Pacific Island cultures?  I’m looking for everything, including religion, food, music, art, family style, education, etc etc etc.

I trust myself to find information for most things, but I would really like to get vetted resources for indigenous cultures to make sure they are accurately and respectful.

If you’re good at academic writing and editing and you’re looking for a side hustle email your resume and a very brief cover letter to contact@mertinawriting.com

Mertina Writing Services is looking to add a talented person to the team. On average, we pay $15-$25/hour depending on the type of job.

Must have a bachelor’s degree and editing/ writing experience. 😊

Please signal boost!

EMERGENCY! ARTISTS NEEDED!

Before I discuss what we would like in detail, I should briefly tap into why we are needed new artists: Long story short, a couple of our sketch artists (Medic and @valedary9) are taking breaks for various (albeit serious) reasons. This leaves us with only one artist who can sketch in the style of the show.

And this is where you fine folks come in! 

We’re currently looking for about 3-5 artists who are able to imitate (or closely imitate) the Star Vs The Forces of Evil art style. We already have plenty of people who can ink/color the pages, so all you would have to worry about is making sketches for the comic (but if you can also ink and color, that would be a plus!).

If this is successful, we could make the positions a tad more more specific (For example, one artist can be in charge of characters while another only has to worry about backgrounds). The more artists interested, the better!

If you are interested and/or have any questions, simply private message @midnightclubx, @jammedina17, or @shonokee !